Ankle sprains are a common injury in young and old adults. In young adults the ankle sprain usually occurs when they jump or step on another persons foot. An ankle sprain can be an inversion or eversion sprain. The most common type of ankle sprain is an inversion sprain to the anterior talo-fibular ligament. In older adults ankle sprains usually occur when a person is walking on uneven surfaces. Risk factors for ankle sprains include previous ankle sprains, poor balance, agility sports, ankle abnormalities and forefoot abnormalities.
Are you experiencing heel pain that limits your ability to walk and stand?
It could be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by medical providers and occurs in about 10% of the population over the course of a lifetime. The heel pain is usually felt with the initial steps in the morning or after prolonged inactivity. The risk factors for plantar fasciitis include...
The knee is the most frequently involved joint in osteoarthritis (OA). Advancing age, female gender, obesity, occupational injuries, trauma to the joint, and heredity play a role in the pathology of OA. Difficulties with activities of daily living such as standing from a seated position due to knee pain, climbing stairs, walking, stooping, instability or weakness are often reported by individuals with knee OA. Physical therapists at Two Trees PT/Two Trees Ortho can help address knee pain and improve physical function through therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education. Wellness programs offered at Two Trees PT can help you lose weight and contribute to improvements in knee pain associated with osteoarthritis.